Worcester is well-known as the birthplace of the first commercial Valentine’s Day card industry in the United States.
Unfortunately for many Worcester residents, this in no way translates into a city filled with love, courtship, and ubiquitous gestures of romance around Valentine’s Day each year.
At ThisWeekinWorcester.com, we’ve put together a Worcester-centric list of things that single (lonely) people can do to keep their minds occupied during this, as comedian and former The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, once put it, “manufactured day that really doesn’t mean anything at all.”
Now let’s all take a walk down Worcester’s long, lonely road of loneliness:
Next to nothing will make you feel as good as visiting the dogs and cats at WAL. You’ll feel even better if you adopt a furry friend and bring them home with you. That should cover the next several Valentine’s Days going forward.
It’s supposed to be relatively nice out for winter-time in Worcester on Valentine’s Day. Some fresh air in downtown Worcester might do you some good!
And you could win some jewelry from Sachs Jewelers!
Get some snappy and sarcastic, but delicious, Anti- Valentine’s Day cookies from Crust Bakeshop.
Seeing a movie alone in itself isn’t all that depressing (and can actually be enjoyable) — but on Valentine’s Day it takes on a whole new meaning. If you’re going alone, steer clear of movies like The Photograph.
Dirt McGirt’s is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. Dirt McGirt says, “…Indulge in a “Love Bite” and dance to your favorite anti-love songs all night long! Finger food will be provided to help soak up the sorrows of being single, or being miserable in your relationship. Either way, we will see you then!”
Valentine’s Day is Ladies’ Night at Rascals! All ladies get in for half price all night long!
Bring a partner or find one here as we will be featuring partner dance lessons throughout the night. Single this year? There will also be a mixer dance — It’s like line dance speed dating.
Cross the bridge into Shrewsbury and hit up the Hooters on Rt. 9. Order 10 wings and tear up a photo your ex = 10 free wings.
Nothing screams “I feel better about being alone” than taking on a giant sundae [or two] from WooBerry. With no one in your life to judge you, you should load up on all of their free toppings!
If you can’t laugh at yourself for being single, maybe others can laugh with you…or at you.
New York-based comedian Noah Gardenswartz is performing at WooHaHa on Valentine’s Day. He has his own Comedy Central special and has appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Conan twice.
Make your co-workers, classmates or other single friends jealous by sending yourself a gift.
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Freiber Betancourth, a 30-year-old Worcester man, was sentenced in federal court today to 12 months and one day in prison today for drug trafficking charges.